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  1. It must have been so satisfying to see some freshly-painted metal parts ready to fit to the car eventually!
  2. So is it finished? It looks finished in those amazing photos, Roger. Happy new year, and congratulations! Thank you for allowing us to join you on this amazing journey.
  3. Yes please, Roger. Please put a link in this thread to that story when you tell it!
  4. I wonder whether the only way someone will appreciate the detail in your work is if this beautiful model is displayed in a cabinet in a "broken down" situation, perhaps raised on the jack with the bonnet/hood raised, one hub cap loose and a wheel removed as though there was a puncture. I was looking at the wheel centres and the mounting studs, thinking that nobody will ever see what's behind the hub caps...
  5. I just saw a video that I though was interesting for anybody intrigued by the 'models photographed as life-size' discussion. It's quite a big animated gif so I'm linking rather than embedding it: https://i.imgur.com/RjdRlLg.gif
  6. I think it's something a person with your talents could manage, Roger. ? I found this interesting page showing how one man in the US does it: https://petapixel.com/2013/10/14/life-like-miniature-scenes-shot-using-model-cars-forced-perspective-250-ps/
  7. Apart from the harshness of the camera's flash and the shadows it creates, those photos look incredibly life-like. It really is amazing to see the car in that condition. (Maybe you could brush some soot in the exhaust pipes? It looks almost too perfect at the moment! )
  8. I sometimes wonder, Roger, how your photos would look if you changed the camera angle slightly so they looked as though they could have been taken by someone standing behind a real car. In this photo the car looks completely life-size, except that the camera position is higher than it could naturally be for an adult standing behind a car. It might be difficult to get the photo's background to look realistic if more of it is visible, but I'd love to see you try!
  9. Roger, which parts of the build do you enjoy the most? I know from the restoration of my 1:1 Corvette that I enjoy some jobs more than others. Do you prefer the fabrication of small metal items? Large body panels? Interior parts? Electrics? Paint? Problem solving? I'm guessing the body panels would be near the bottom of your list because you said you found them difficult!
  10. Roger, is that a photo of the emblem you copied or of the 1:12 reproduction? I genuinely don't know how to tell.
  11. I'm not joking here: I glanced at the first photo (of the trunk internal view) and thought this was a photo of a life-size car you were using for reference. Just amazing, Roger. Thank you for the updates.
  12. Unbelievable! Roger you must be allowing yourself to feel some excitement now! (Surely?)
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